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. . >>> hundreds of people are meeting to discuss the city's crime problem. nbc bay's monty francis live with the story. monty? >> reporter: good evening. there is standing room only inside this theater behind me. the meeting was supposed to end at 5:00 but it is still going on now. bill bratton is not here but the man esteeming up with to review the oakland police department, rob wasserman is inside speaking. wasserman is the cheryl of the strategic policy partnership is he has a $100,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the violence and prevention strategies. at this meeting he said he would help develop a living action plan and vowed at the end of the process, oakland would be a different city. he also called oakland one of the most complex policing environments in the u.s. >> the police can make a difference if they are focused and they're passionate and they're out there on the streets. if they have a presence. >> reporter: the homicide rate in oakland reached a six-year crime and violence jumped 23%. burglaries were up even more than that. and wasserman was telling the p
: the meeting ended about 30 minutes ago. robert wasserman is one of the consultants hired by the city of oakland and he was the main speaker. he is the chairman of the strategic policy partnership and he has a $100,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the crime prevention strategies. he is teaming up with police chief bill bratton to turn it around. they vowed at the end of the process oakland would be a different city. wasserman talked about the broken windows theory which focuses on minor crimes as a way of preventing major crimes..0÷ sf i think at this staining there is a desire for action and there is energy be it the residents of this area or the folks that occupy, it doesn't matter, there is energy and we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will b
upper deck reports of a stall there clearing somewhere along the span between treasure island and city itself. you see the orange slowing there as well. the backup at the toll plaza live look shows you in the cash lanes. metering lights have not been turned on yet but by volume and activity on the bridge they may turn that on any second. it's already 6:09 on a monday morning. another look outside. we'll see how things are for the south bay. smooth drive picking up volume for 101 north of 680 and also farther up the peninsula we look at 101 through palo alto. a nice steady flow and no delays along the peninsula route. back to you. >> thanks so much. >>> coming up, batter up. the giants getting ready to take a swing down at spring training. we are live in scottsdale, arizona, with a preview of the cactus league action coming up just ahead. ♪ >> we mean like ever. plus, we'll tell you which artist struck the right note at the grammy awards just ahead. >>> and we take you live to vatican city where a surprise announcement came down a few hours ago. pope benedict xvi announcing he'll resi
orleans police commander christopher goodly. it keeps things quiet. a welcome breather for a city racked by a chronically high murder rate. >> we have a homicide rate that is unnatural. >> new orleans saw 193 murders last year, its per capita rate of homicides nearly three times that of chicago. most of the victims, young african-american men shot to death. single mother of three and community outreach coordinator katherine hutton speaks for many in this community. >> like lord, what is it going to take? when are they going to stop it? >> the national focus on gun violence is applauded here, but the majority of the killing in new orleans is by handguns. is this gun conversation going on in washington too narrow? >> yes. the answer is yes. it is absolutely too narrow. and it's too simplistic. as though if you just ban assault weapons, somehow the murder rate in the country is going to go down automatically. it will not. >> mayor landrieu wants more than tougher gun laws. he wants the feds to help him put more cops on his streets. in the meantime, new orleans has gone after gun violence wi
. >>> the "economist" released new rankings on the most expensive cities in the world. and tokyo and osaka came in first and second followed by sydney, australia, in third. as for american cities, l.a. and new york city are tied for number 27. >>> over the weekend, boeing got a dreamliner test flight off the ground. the first since the government put the 787s in a holding pattern while it investigates battery-related fires. >>> there is speculation swirling that apple is working on a spy-worthy watch. the gadget is said to feature curved glass to hug your wrist. >>> as we hope you all know -- valentine's day is this thursday. and the national retail federation predicts americans will spend more than $18 billion in total on presents for their moms, their wives, their children, and get this, $815 million of that will be spent on fido. >>> speaking of l'amour, only the french could dream of this one. this a web site offering business people and travelers easy access to short-term hotel rooms for intraday trysts or a quiet place to work. no need for credit card information. the web site touts la di
yet but they say the investigation is ongoing. >>> also from los gatos, the city council there reconvening tonight to consider the discussions about gun sales in town. hundreds of people gathering last monday night to talk about a new sporting good store. opponents think the city should have held a public hearing before approving permits for that store. the store owner says he's following the rules. the debate so heated at some points the owner telling nbc bay area that he's receiving death threats at his home. tonight's meeting will discuss the permit process for gun sales and new gun regulations. this one starts at 7:00 tonight. >>> parents in one peninsula city will get to weigh in on school safety for their kids tonight. the san carlos school district and city's police captain will host a community forum on school safety. school administrators will also take part. tonight's meeting is at 7:00 at the san carlos library. >>> the man teaming up with bill bratton to help turn around oakland's growing crime problem is laying out some of his ideas. robert wasserman speaking
wasserman's firm $250,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the police dem and then make recommendations. he says he's still in the stage of gathering information but he did make some suggestions tonight. speaking to a packed community meeting at holy names university, police and consultant robert wasserman says he senses a desire in oakland for action and change when it comes to the city's growing crime problem. >> whether it's from rest dens of this area or folks that occupy it, it doesn't matter. there is energy. we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: focusing that energy wasserman says means moving to a neighborhood policing model and rebuilding trust between the police officers and the community. it also means, he says, applying something called the broken windows theory. >> and there's a broken window and someone doesn't fission it you will get another broken window and the whole area will eventually deteriorate which e creates a breeding ground for crime. >> joe bratton has sparked controversy. with the homicide rate at a six-year high in 2012, and viol
major damage in the city and on the university campus. the tornado passing through three counties there. some injuries to report but fortunately no deaths. mississippi's governor will tour that area today. the storm chaser is supposed to be. other people driving there, not so much. >> what could be that important that you're out and about in that? >> got to get milk. >> plan ahead no doubt. all right. what do we plan for for this week? >> a good looking week shaping up. if you have been meaning to break out that spring gear, even your summer gear, you'll be able to do so throughout this week. temperatures are going to be down right comfortable. many of you have been waiting for this. a fair stretch of weather lasting well into the upcoming weekend. good morning to you at 39 in san mateo. 36 in sunnyvale. hour by hour detail by today. by noon temperatures already climbing into the mid to upper 50s. a couple low 60s. and then we'll round out the day in the low 60s. 62 degrees in livermore. 62 in gilroy. 62 degrees in fremont. if you don't think this is that warm though, i'll tell you righ
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
in the mid to upper 60s in some cities today. not even close to the warmest day of the week. this continue s all the way through friday. another mild and sunny finish, then we get into the near record highs wednesday, thursday, friday. >> nice. >> holding on to it for saturday as well. >> music to the ears there. near record highs, 70s? >> i can do it in falsetto, if it would sound better. >> i would pay for that. all right, we'll look forward to that. thank you very much. >>> still ahead, we're one day away from the president's state of the union address. we'll have a preview on what you can expect to hear from president barack obama coming up. >>> our san francisco giants are headed for the desert. we'll take you to spring training in arizona where the orange and black will get ready to defend their world championship. >>> go daddy best known for its sexy commercials finally comes out to silicon valley. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a
. ryan to college in kansas city and chuck to a life of booze and drugs in columbia. by then the two long drifted apart. ryan said chuck was never part of his group of friends in the first place. >> he was on the outside looking in. he was doing things our group didn't really get into, you know? causing problems, more or less. >> then two years after the murder, he ran into chuck at a new year's eve party. chuck asked him a very odd question. >> he said, hey, man, remember hanging out on halloween a couple of years back, going to the club? yeah. do you know if i had anything to do with that crime committed against this guy who was killed? at that point, i'm freaked out. it's night, i'm outside, it's past midnight. this guy is talking about, do i know if he's involved in a murder? >> had to be chuck's idea of a morbid joke, ryan decided. ah, but it wasn't. ryan couldn't know chuck was telling other frebiends about ts weird dream-like moment. another night somebody called 911. >> you know the reporter at the tribune that was murdered? i know what happened and i know the murderer. >> the 911
. and i talked about a man who is a dad here in the inner city of the district of columbia, who all he wanted was to find a safe place for his kids to learn. he's got four kids. and he discovered after having fought with the local school system the opportunity scholarship program here in d.c., something that speaker boehner has been an extraordinary champion on. and he realized the benefits of that. and now all of his kids have had an opportunity to start in that school. one is at the university of the district of columbia today. i talked about working parents who are hourly wage earners who are having a tough time getting through the month right now. those are the things that people that we've got to be concerned about. i don't think that joseph kelly, the dad here in the district of columbia, cares one ioata about rebranding the republican or the democratic party. i think what we care about and what he cares about are his kids. that's what washington needs to remember. these are real problems. these people are having a tough time. and we ought to be about providing relief to those wh
francisco police are asking for the public's health in a shooting. >>> and city officials are holding a meeting to try to come one a plan to clean up the amount of crime on their streets. we'll have a live report. >>> los angeles leaders are offering a million-dollar reward for christopher dorner. businesses, unions, government agencies and the police have pledged to help pay it. meantime police continue to work overtime to try to help the community and officers and their families who could be targets. >> there are over 50 lapd officers that have not only security but surveillance in their neighborhoods. these 50 lapd families are targets of dorner's and are likely, likely victims. >> he went on to say the reward is so large because dorner is
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